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where, oh where, can i find leaf lard?

WAGSHAL's, I mean! Wagshal's! on Mass Ave NW!

Oct 21, 2012
cgewertz in General Topics

where, oh where, can i find leaf lard?

Wagshal's is a small gourmet market in NW D.C., Heidi... here is a link: http://www.wagshals.com/
It's their own leaf lard. I believe they render it right there.

Jul 13, 2012
cgewertz in General Topics

Looking for Lard, in all the wrong places...

Yes! wasn't it amazing?

Jul 13, 2012
cgewertz in Washington DC & Baltimore

Looking for Lard, in all the wrong places...

Yes!! That stuff is amazing! What did you think??

Jul 13, 2012
cgewertz in Washington DC & Baltimore

Looking for Lard, in all the wrong places...

Wagshall's! Wagshall's! absolutely amazing. I use it in my pies now, combined with butter. Catherine, CurvyMama Pies, www.curvymamapies.com.

Jul 13, 2012
cgewertz in Washington DC & Baltimore

Looking for Lard, in all the wrong places...

Manteca and many other lards are NOT good for pastry, if that's what you're after. If you are seeking lard for pies and other pastry, leaf lard -- the fat from around the pig's kidneys -- is what you need. And Wagshall's in NW DC has lovely leaf lard. Until recently, I was a lard skeptic, and turned my nose up immediately, like many other folks. But I'm a convert now; i make butter-and-leaf-lard pie crusts, and they are heavenly. Catherine Gewertz, CurvyMama Pies, www.curvymamapies.com.

Jul 13, 2012
cgewertz in Washington DC & Baltimore

where, oh where, can i find leaf lard?

Hey. Chuck, I live in the DC area, too, and I found the leaf lard from Wegman's to be amazing.

Jul 13, 2012
cgewertz in General Topics

where, oh where, can i find leaf lard?

Zora! I just saw this thread because I'm getting ready to write a blog post on leaf lard. I know it's really old, and you -- and the others here -- might well have already found many more good sources. But I just bought and used the most wonderful leaf lard from Wagshall's... white, pure and lovely. --Catherine Gewertz, www.curvymamapies.com

Jul 13, 2012
cgewertz in General Topics

Foodie Faves in Alexandria, VA?

hi, pam, i recently had amazing sushi at Flying Fish in Old Town. Also Restaurant Eve has a fabulous reputation, but I havent been there. -- catherine

Jun 15, 2009
cgewertz in Washington DC & Baltimore